"Beverly Hills did not become celebrated—it was famous from its very beginning," Nancie Clare, author of In The Spirit Of Beverly Hills: 100 Years (Assouline $45) argues. "Beverly Hills is where dreams that have come true live." Chronicling the lavish and iconic lifestyle of Beverly Hills since its creation in 1914, the voluminous tome showcases the luxurious archictecture—from mansions to hotels and restaurants—of the city's enviable zip code. From Frank Sinatra to Marylin Monroe, Paul Newman to Madonna, and Mr. Chow to Grace Kelly, Beverly Hills has seen stars born and icons made under its seemingly perpetual sunshine and palm trees. Its magical, almost mystical, atmosphere is still appreciated and admired today, and inspires many to retreat to Los Angeles to follow their dreams.